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Integration of molecules and new fossils supports a Triassic origin for Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, and tuatara)

Marc EH Jones12*, Cajsa Lisa Anderson3, Christy A Hipsley4, Johannes Müller46, Susan E Evans1 and Rainer R Schoch5

Author Affiliations

1 Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Anatomy Building, UCL, University College London, Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT, UK

2 School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia

3 University of Gothenburg, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden

4 Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

5 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein 1, D-70191, Stuttgart, Germany

6 Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB), 14195 Berlin, Germany

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013, 13:208  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-208

Published: 25 September 2013

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Summary of previous molecular divergence estimates, further details of the morphological phylogenetic analysis, and calibration points employed.

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A movie of a surface model of SMNS 91061 based on CT data.

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List of sequences used from GenBank for 77 extant amniote taxa.

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Majority rule consensus tree from MrBayes, phylogram with posterior probabilities shown.

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Results of the fossil cross-validation using r8s (see [[131]]).

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